Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Aloe Vera - A Natural Medicine for Good Health
Posted by Green Yatra at 12:17 PMWhat is Aloe Vera? Aloe Vera is a short stem plant with green succulent leaves widely found in the tropical and sub tropical regions of the world. Aloe Vera is the oldest and famous medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years in various cultures in traditional home remedies. It has excellent anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti- fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and contains minerals and vitamins. It is used to treat a number of skin ailments and health conditions and is also used in the production of cosmetics like, hair gel, shampoos, body lotion, oil etc. Aloe Vera Oil Aloe Vera Oil is extracted from aloe vera plant. It is used to help recover from wounds and scars. It is also used as a moisturizer that works wonderfully for improving hair and skin conditions. The oil is also used to improve digestive system and help stabilize blood circulation. Aloe Vera oil penetrates into the skin quickly and deeply and heals, thus making the oil a natural choice for base oil in aromatherapy to rejuvenate the skin. Aloe Vera Gel Aloe Vera Gel is secreted from the aloe vera plant. The gel is obtained from the inner leaves of the plant. The gel is odorless and tasteless; it is used as an ingredient in lotions, beverages and some desserts. It is also used for treating acne and helps in fighting common problems of skin ageing, stretch marks and sunburn. It is a natural remedy for all skin types. The gel is a herbal medicine and has different kinds of health promoting compounds, minerals, vitamins and amino acids that help boost the energy levels and build new healthy cells in the body. Aloe Vera Juice Aloe Vera Juice is produced from the green outer part of the leaf. The leaf pulp is rich in natural nutrients and fiber that help to repair the body when consumed as a natural drink. It is a herbal remedy for internal healing and cleansing for the skin. Aloe Vera Juice cures constipation, lowers blood sugar level and cholesterol. However Aloe Vera Juice has some side effects as well. High intake of Aloe Vera juice can cause diarrhea and cramping, and one should avoid drinking it continuously for a year. Use of Aloe vera juice for self-medication purpose should only be done after consulting your doctor.